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PS3 that quit playing PS3 games

I have a PS3 that quit playing PS3 games. It will play PS2 games and DVD`s, but no longer recogonizes PS3 games. I ran a standard lazer eye cleaner in it to hopefully fix it, but it didn`t help. Please somebody help.

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This can be caused by a dirty laser in the drive. Try cleaning the laser with a q-tip and alcohol. If this does not fix the problem, the laser may need to be replaced. Contact Sony and see if the unit is still under warranty.

If the unit is not under warranty go www.wiredextreme.com. We are a BBB accredited console repair company, and we can get your console up and running again. All of our repairs come with a 90 day warranty that covers the whole console not just what we repaired. We also offer extended warranties up to 4 years at additional cost. If you have any other questions/concerns feel free to email support@wiredextreme.com or call toll free 1-888-389-3038.

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